The stretch of cliffs between Dover and Kingsdown is owned by the National Trust and designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and Special Area of Conservation. West of the 'zig zag' path descent route, climbing is banned year round due to security concerns from Dover Port (in reality this affects only one route, 'The One way Valve').
Restrictions apply from
Reason: Nesting Birds
Between 'Sentiera Luminosa' and 'The Verdant Tube' inclusively, climbing is restricted due to nesting peregrines between 1st March and 31st August. Between 'Some Like it Hot' and 'The Tube' inclusively, climbing is restricted due to nesting ravens between 1st Feb and 31st August